Zanzibar Palace Hotel

Reviews of Zanzibar Palace Hotel

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Below are independent comments from 38 of our travellers who have visited Zanzibar Palace Hotel, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Lesser kudus on honeymoon from Yorkshire
Arrived on: 25-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great room with a view!

We found the owner of the Zanzibar Palace really helpful, by providing us with a map of Stowntown with some points of interest and nice places to eat. We also really liked the hotel - it was quirky, and our suite had great views across the rooftops.

We were recommended to eat at the Beyt Al Chai, which was a great call as the food there was fantastic - to a level you would expect to find at a high class restaurant in the UK - and really reasonable. It was also a lot quieter than what seemed to be the usual place to eat - Emerson and Green, so was a really nice end to our honeymoon.

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Family J - Worcestershire
Arrived on: 2-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Zanzibar Palace Hotel review

I'm sorry - running out of time but - the hotel is lovely.

We found it very interesting with its traditional furniture and decorations.

The owner was very friendly and welcoming and we appreciated the early breakfast before we flew home.

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Expert Africa comments

Ed: I think 'running out of time' here is these travellers running out of time to write long reviews for these pages!

The Fish Eagle Family - Oxford
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Zanzibar Palace Hotel

We all loved this hotel as it was exactly what we were looking for.

The rooms and bathrooms were beautiful, decorated in Arabic style.

The staff were excellent and full of information about the local area, including booking us a local guide who took us around the whole of Stone Town.

We didn't eat here as we wanted to sample local food in town, but breakfast was great.

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Ms. Meerkat - Surrey
Arrived on: 11-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Zanzibar Palace, Stonetown

What an incredible place! Just one night here so that we were close to the airport to catch our flight at 0600. We had a short walk in Stonetown but because we got lost so quickly felt a little intimidated. We didn't have time to get used to the difference from the resort and didn't give it a proper chance.

The hotel staff and accommodation were very good.

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Seven larks from Vermont - USA
Arrived on: 5-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Zanzibar Palace Hotel is highly recommended

We very much enjoyed our three nights stay at the Zanzibar Palace Hotel. Breakfast was elaborate and delicious, and we all agreed that dinner at the hotel was by far the best food we had in Stone Town.

We appreciated the location which was an easy walk to shops, restaurants and other attractions.

The climb to the top floor was a bit much for mom and dad but the room was lovely when we got there! We really appreciated the willingness of the staff to carry our luggage up and down!

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Mr & Mrs Coucal - Herts
Arrived on: 20-Feb-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Zanzibar Palace Hotel review

We stayed for two nights at the Zanzibar Palace and would utterly recommend it to anyone wishing to stay in Stone Town. However, we should stress that we stayed in the Dunia suite, which offers a lovely air-conditioned bedroom, plus stairs to an open-air bathroom and sun-deck right on the roof. This provides fabulous views over the city, with a view straight out to sea for the sunset, and mosques all around to hear the "call to prayer" each evening. Above all else, the sun-deck is cool and breeezy, and believe me, you will appreciate cool and breezy after a few hours on the streets of the city itself!

The hotel is beautifully decorated and run in a very friendly fashion. Breakfasts are lovely and there is a cosy (air-conditioned!) bar to have an evening drink, although again we were lucky enough to enjoy our sundowners on our roof terrace. The hotel is also well-located in terms of getting around the maze of streets in Stone Town, not least because it's quite close to the sea and therefore easy to find!

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The Hoopoes - London
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Beautifully restored, individual hotel

Sebastiaan and Marion have done an excellent job restoring this hotel and have managed to offer something very unique and special. We had one night each in the Dunia and Sherali suites and each was very special in its own way.

Sebastiaan and Marion went out of their way to make things run smoothly for us and made some excellent suggestions for places to eat. We had a lovely meal in the rooftop restaurant of Emerson & Green hotel on our last night, which was very atmospheric and good fun - particularly as Stonetown were celebrating the end of Ramadam.

I would recommend this hotel for individuality, quality and service. However, I did feel that the location was a little out of it. It was quite a lonely walk back in the evenings and most of the activity seemed to be going on around the waterfront - not far away but you had to go down a number of small, quiet alleyways.

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Mrs Red-eyed Dove - London
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Zanzibar Palace Hotel review

Excellent. Sebastian and his team were great.

Friendly, great breakfast, good local knowledge and advice.

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